Where Should You Live in Houston?

    Houston is a vast and diverse metropolitan area of many different individual neighborhoods and suburbs, so the choices of where to search for the perfect place to live can seem almost endless. You could narrow your home search by location, commute, walkability score, school district, proximity to the beach,– the list goes on. 
     
    It is true, however, that varying areas of the city have varying rates of popularity and desirability. So which parts of Houston are the most desirable, and according to which standards? 
     
    The Inner Loop
    Houston’s “inner loop” is a 42 mile radius in the epicenter of the city. It includes downtown, Houston’s famed Museum District, the Texas Medical Center, and several historic neighborhoods like Montrose and the Heights.  Walkability in the inner loop is as best as the city provides, and there’s plenty in the way of dining, culture and entertainment. Home prices here are some of the priciest in the city, and the inner loop market is largely made up of historic homes, apartments, town homes and condominiums. 
     
          
    6203 Sedalia St. is nestled inside the loop near the Texas Medical Center. Enjoy a quick metro rail ride into downtown from this stellar townhome. $425,000
     
    Katy
    Katy is a bustling and sought after suburb just northwest of Houston, barely outside of the 610 loop. It boasts excellent school districts, plenty of dining and shopping, an easy commute into the loop, and many sprawling and luxurious planned communities packed with amenities and green spaces. Home prices here vary by community, with a median home price around $330,000.
     
            2903 Bobby Jones Rd. is located in the amenity-focused community of Firethorne. Enjoy community pools, splash pads, gym, and a greenbelt with walking trails from this address. $389,900
     
    The Woodlands 
    The Woodlands is a beautiful and incredibly planned master community just 28 miles north of Houston. Nestled behind tree-lined I-45, The Woodlands is home to both suburban development and corporate campuses, all surrounded by the calming feel of woods. Several major oil and gas companies have an office in The Woodlands, and its shopping and school districts are the best outside of the loop. Home prices here are a bit higher than average with the median home price around $430,000.
             
    28934 Twisted Oak Dr. is located just barely outside of The Woodlands in a nearby community in Shenandoah. Enjoy the same access and comfort from this address with a much lower tax rate! $449,000

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